After a Trucking Accident, Do I Sue the Driver or the Transportation Company?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that in 2016, a total of 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, which was a two-percent increase from 2015. There was also a 34-percent decrease in the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses between 2005 and 2009, followed by an… read more
Truck Drivers & Their Log Books
Truck driver fatigue is responsible for at least 13 percent of all crashes, accounting for 12,000 or so accidents per year. We understand that most truckers are good people who care about following the law. The federally mandated logbooks can seem like an inconvenience when you want to “sleep on your own schedule,” but these… read more
Important Evidence in a Truck-Accident Lawsuit
When you’re in a car accident with another car or pickup truck, it’s usually clear who the players are in that accident: you, the other driver, and perhaps something else like a hidden road sign or mislabeled construction lane. When you’re in an accident with a semi-truck, however, there are potentially many more players involved,… read more
Semi Truck Fuel Tank Fire Accidents
When a semi truck fuel tank catches fire, the results can be disastrous. On March 13, 2015, a truck driver drifted off the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike in Portage County and struck the guardrail. The semi overturned, and the truck caught fire. Traffic was blocked for several hours. The driver was pronounced dead… read more